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  Porsche 917/30
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1973
Numbers built:6 (Three never raced)
Predecessor:Porsche 917/10K
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 30, 2014
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Engine
Configuration 912.52 180º V12
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction magnesium alloy block, aluminium alloy head
Displacement 5.374 liter / 327.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 90.0 mm (3.5 in) / 70.4 mm (2.8 in)
Compression 6.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Bosch Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Twin Eberspacher Turbos
Power 1100 bhp / 821 KW @ 7800 rpm
Torque 1112 Nm / 820 ft lbs @ 6400 rpm
BHP/Liter 205 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body glass-fibre reinforced plastic body
Chassis aluminium tubular space frame
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, coil springs, shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Type 920 4 speed Manual
Clutch Four plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 849 kilo / 1871.7 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4560 mm (179.5 in) / 2100 mm (82.7 in) / 1080 mm (42.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2500 mm (98.4 in) / 1668 mm (65.7 in) / 1564 mm (61.6 in)
Fuel tank 400 Litre (105.7 Gallon US / 88 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 12 x 15 / 19 x 15
Tyres (fr/r) 9.0/24.0 x 15 / 14.5/26.0 x 15

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.3 bhp / kg
Top Speed 386 km/h (240 mph)
0-60 mph 2.1 s
0-100 mph 3.9 s

Race history
Major wins
1973 Can-Am Watkins Glen (Mark Donohue in 002)
1973 Can-Am Mid-Ohio (Mark Donohue in 003)
1973 Can-Am Road America (Mark Donohue in 003)
1973 Can-Am Edmonton (Mark Donohue in 003)
1973 Can-Am Laguna Seca (Mark Donohue in 003)
1973 Can-Am Riverside (Mark Donohue in 003)

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Resources
Suggested reading
  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
  • Porsche 917 Profile, by John Allen
  • Can-Am, by Pete Lyons
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